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Currituck County, North Carolina
Currituck Sound is a protected inlet of the Atlantic Oceanmarker in northeastern part of North Carolinamarker. Thirty miles N-S and 3–8 miles wide, this shallow, island-filled sound is separated from the ocean by Bodie Islandmarker, part of the Outer Banksmarker. On the NE, it joins Back Baymarker in Virginia Beach, Virginiamarker, and a fork on the NW leads to the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, a part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway that connects the sound to Hampton Roadsmarker and Chesapeake Bay. It joins Albemarle Sound on the South. Currituck Countymarker's Mackay Islandmarker and Currituck National Wildlife Refuges bordering the sound are winter habitats on the Atlantic Flyway. An area of barrier beach, it is also noted for its duck and goose hunting.

See also

Corolla, NC



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